This collection of tiny works is an abstract observation of bearded faces – each has a story which forms their identity, and the way each wears their beards enhances this identity.

“Recently, at a festival, I was amused by a barber’s stand where the main pursuit was pognotrophy- the art of cultivating and grooming beards. Why has the beard once again become so fashionable?” asks Shelly.

With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.